DRRM CAPACITY AND DISASTER VULNERABILITY OF A CAMPUS OF A STATE UNIVERSITYIN THE PHILIPPINES: AN ASSESSMENTJournal: International Journal of Advanced Research (Vol.6, No. 9)
Publication Date: 2018-09-08
Authors : Archieval M. Jain; Elena M. Manaig.;
Page : 41-46
Keywords : DRRM capacity disaster risk reduction vulnerability campus safety;
This study assessed disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) capacity and the vulnerability of Siniloan Campus of Laguna State Polytechnic University (LSPU-Siniloan) as these are factors of safety and security. A checklist of policies, procedures and practices that must be observed, and equipment and devices that must be present in the campus was prepared. The heads of offices or units and some student leaders as respondents were requested to accomplish the checklist. Results showed that there are items such as written plans, labels, that were assessed as existing while actually not; there are also items that were assessed as not existing while they are actually present in the campus. Wearing of ID and uniform among students is observed but not always among personnel. Other items that are observed as assessed by most of the respondents are the proper construction and location of roads, implementation of one-point entry and exit, conduct of hazard drills and education campaign, installation of CCTV cameras, and provision of first aid kits. Results imply that the information about the existence, adequacy and effectiveness of the campus safety and security provisions are not fully known to those in supervisory positions. The results will be a good reference in making a Campus Safety and Security Manual or a Campus DRRM Plan.
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